An Archaeology of Structural Violence

“Brilliantly underscores how the manifestations of modern alienation and social inequality must be at the center of any truly anthropological analysis in the twenty-first century. This fantastic volume makes us comprehend the immense complexities of violent modernity and will compel us to critically interrogate our past, our present, and our future.”—Daniel O. Sayers, author of A … Continue reading An Archaeology of Structural Violence

The President and American Capitalism since 1945

"A compelling case for the prominent role of presidents in the social and economic fabric of American life."—Vicki Howard, author of From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store "A fascinating look at how presidents have handled their economic responsibilities since World War II."—Julian E. Zelizer, coeditor of What’s … Continue reading The President and American Capitalism since 1945

Bones of Complexity

“Provides data and information that can be used for comparative analysis and as a foundation for further exploration. Inviting research from various geographic, cultural, and temporal locales from around the globe, the editors present a complex snapshot of the past.”—Anne L. Grauer, editor of A Companion to Paleopathology “This cohesive collection of empirically based studies … Continue reading Bones of Complexity

Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery

We are proud to announce the latest book in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Ripley P. Bullen Series, published by the University of Florida Press. “A significant empirical contribution to the transdisciplinary study of eighteenth-century Atlantic history and the colonial history of the Christian Church.”—Dan Hicks, author of The Garden of the World: An … Continue reading Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery

Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and … Continue reading Who Owns Haiti?

Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

“Deftly uses the available parish registers to document the stages of the coming of African men and women to Puerto Rico in the eighteenth century and reveals patterns of family formation and bonds of solidarity among the African slaves and with the rest of society.”—Fernando Pico, author of Puerto Rico Remembered “An exceptionally well researched, … Continue reading Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico